Highbanks Metro Park - History - Delaware County Historical Society - Delaware OhioThe Powell Liberty Historical Society will offer a slide presentation by Valerie Mattingley on the history of area that is now Highbanks Metro Park.

Plow, Pigs, & People: Highbanks 1850-1866

If you wonder about the Highbanks area in the early days, this program is for you.  The presentation begins with a brief look-back at the era of the first program, Howling Wilderness:  Highbanks 1800-1850, before exploring the featured time period.

The program then moves forward to look at what life was like in the mid 1800s. Ms. Mattingley researched who owned the various parcels of land, and what we know about them.  Ms. Mattingley says of the program “I try to present interesting stories about life in those times, and juicy biographical tidbits if I can find them.”

Valerie Mattingley

Valerie Mattingley is a volunteer at Highbanks Metro Park who has a deep interest in researching the park’s history. She applies a sense of humor and artistry in creating and delivering history programs. Her work earned her coverage by the Columbus Dispatch Weekly “Programs shed light on history of Highbanks Metro Park” for her lively style in presenting history.

Put this free presentation on your calendar:

Plow, Pigs, & People: Highbanks 1850-1866

Monday, March 13, 7 pm

The Powell Liberty Historical Society – Martin Perry House

103 East Olentangy Street in Powell